"We are so proud to support Tommy and his personal and very moving film, 1982. I'm excited to follow his TIFF experience…His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and I know it will be a thrill seeing the premiere of his film unfold." - Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director, Filmmaker360Read More
Make Your Own Fest
by Team Short Term 12
Making an independent film is no easy task. It is truly a never-ending process, one that takes you through the highest of highs and sometimes the lowest of lows. The only way to make it through, alive (and a little sane) is with the helping hand of friends, family, and sometimes the kindness of strangers. For us, our kind stranger was the San Francisco Film Society, who over the course of time has become a very close friend.
The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, just announced the finalists for the 2014 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship.Read More
A2E OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab) filmmakers, tech partners and consultants after 4 intense days working on plans for the direct distribution of the 12 A2E films (they look tired but happy yes?). Standby for more exciting news!
In the meantime, fill yourself in with Alison Willmore's "Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival" on Indiewire.
We launched our A2E (Artist To Entrepreneur) program at the San Francisco Film Society with OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab). This is a pilot lab of a pilot program designed to give filmmakers the necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve a sustainable creative life amidst this changing paradigm.Read More
Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle Datebook featured some familiar faces with a double feature on the San Francisco Film Society. Executive Director Ted Hope made the cover(!) and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo talked about helping great films get made.
Also, make sure not to miss the bonus 16 capsules full of exciting SFIFF films and events! See you at Opening Night this Thrsday!
The Spring SFFS/KRF Grant winners have been announced! SFFS, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, is giving away serious money once again, continuing the rapid growth as a prolific funding source in indie cinema—past winners include Beasts of the Southern Wild and Fruitvale Station! Eight filmmaking teams were granted funding a total of $340,000 in funding—the largest amount disbursed to date—to help with their next stage of production, from screenwriting to post. Congratulations to the following filmmakers! We look forward to viewing their work!Read More
The San Francisco Film Society spent an afternoon with Lance Edmands and
Kyle Martin, director and producer of Bluebird - the latest in a long
line of FABULOUS films supported by the SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant -
before they left for their world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this
week! See sffs.org/filmmaker360 for more details.
Spring 2013 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant Winners will be announced tomorrow!